Chaplin the genius.
I heard this speech again the other day, and I thought it was remarkable how it resonates in the current political climate.
The denouement of The Great Dictator (1940). In the plot, Chaplin as the barber impersonating the dictator has to make a speech to the people, but Chaplin the humanist has something to say.
He breaks character (for the most part), and speaks directly to the film audience, imploring them to choose a different path. Almost every word resonates today, with one exception: at one point he says “We think too much and feel too little.”
Today he might rightly argue the reverse, that we feel too much and think too little (reacting viscerally to and acting upon nothing more than sound bytes, without taking the time to think beyond the click of the mouse to the facts and human cost).
It really is a remarkable piece of cinema. Have another look.